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How does it work? The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in your blood and collapses the unwanted vein. The laser energy is delivered through a hand-held device with a cooling tip that protects your skin. We can use double cooling (contact cooling tip and cold air) for additional comfort.
When will you see results? The appearance of leg veins will either dramatically fade or completely disappear during the treatment. Some vessels may show temporary swelling that will subside after a few hours to a few days. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs. This may typically takes two weeks but may take longer.
How often can you have it done? Most patients see excellent improvement after three treatments. You can optimize your results by closely following the post treatment instructions. The usual treatment interval are eight weeks apart.
Are there any side effects? Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness in the treated area.
How long does it take? Most treatments typically take around 10 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. More extensive vessels will take more time.
Can I use topical anesthetia? Topical anesthetics may be optionally applied to the treatment area (this is greatly encouraged to increase your comfort).
Apply SPF 30-50 sunblock (UVA and UVB zinc based physical sunscreen) to treatment areas that are exposed to the sun.
Tell us if you have taken Accutane in the past six months or are planning to begin taking Accutane.
Inform us of any changes in medical history since your last visit.
Shave the area to be treated within 12 hours prior to the treatment if necessary. (We can shave and prep you at the regular hourly rate. You must schedule additional time for prep with the front desk.)
Apply topical anesthetic as directed prior to coming in for your appointment.
Do Not use aspirin, alcohol, NSAID’s (ibuprophen, Naprosyn, etc.), gingko and St. John’s wart a few days prior to treatment.
Do Not use tetracylines and Zithromax for 7 days prior to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure and wear SPF 30-50 zinc based sunscreen for one month after treatment on all treated areas that may be exposed to the sun.
Cold compresses may be applied to reduce redness and swelling.
Apply Post Laser Cream for 4 days applying 3-4 times per day.
Please call us at the first sign of any adverse reaction.
Optional, you can use support hose 20-30 psi worn continuously for three to five days.
Treatment area should be gently washed twice per day with tepid water and mild soap.
Do Not exercise (no impact on leg exercising like biking, weight lifting or running) for at least three days after treatment. Walking and mild upper body exercise is fine
Do Not use alcohol, aspirin, Advil, or any blood thinners for five days.
Do Not take excessive hot showers, baths, use hot tubs or saunas for five days.
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